Why Coding is Fun and Matters to Democracy: Hear from Carolina’s Student Coders

Date(s) - 09/24/2013
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Carroll Hall Room 33

Many First Amendment scholars say that “code is speech.” This panel will talk about why that’s so and why learning to code provides students with many opportunities to express themselves, make government more transparent, report the news, promote companies – and land jobs. Learn more about what students are doing with code  – and how it’s not hard to learn.  The panelists will be Casey Miller, a journalism major from Raleigh; Annie Daniel, a journalism and political science double major from Matthews, NC.; Ashlee Edwards, a Ph.D. student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science; and Sylvia Richardson, a recent SILS graduate who now works as a software developer.  The panel will be moderated by Lincoln Pennington, a journalism and political science major from Chapel Hill.  Miller, Gilbert and Pennington all work in the J-School’s Reese News Lab, where they are reinventing the media.  This event is being planned by Victoria “Tori” Ekstrand, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Tagged: 1AD2013, First Amendment Day
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